Heavy rain is expected in several parts of the country. According to the Met Department, the rains may also be accompanied by winds.
With the commencement of the Kandy Esala Festival, heavy rain was experienced in several parts of the hill country. The Second Kumbal Perahera will parade the streets tonight.
In the meantime heavy rain has been reported at Kuruwita in Ratnapura. The sluice gates of the Erathna Reservoir have been opened and people living in the environs of Kuruganga have been warned to be on alert.
The Ratnapura District Secretary said the danger of floods in several areas has eased. The water level of Kaluganga had risen by yesterday.
However the District Secretary said there was no danger of imminent floods. He pointed out that if there was a change in the situation, it would be brought to the notice of the public.